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Recent Southern California Free Stakes Winners
June 6 – SUPER PATRIOT ($5.00), Exacta ($7.20)
June 7 – MCKINZIE ($3.00)
June 20 – TOINETTE ($3.40)
July 4 – SNEAKING OUT ($16.40), Exacta ($16.30)
July 24 – BIG SWEEP ($4.60)
July 26 – Galilean/Whooping Jay/Brandothebartender Trifecta ($129.30)
July 31 – EL TIGRE TERRIBLE ($4.20), Quinella ($8.00), Trifecta ($13.90)
Aug. 2 – POSITIVITY ($13.20), Quinella ($20.00), Exacta ($20.60)
​Aug. 7 – MY GIRL RED ($3.80), Exacta ($5.90)
Aug 9 – Smooth Like Strait/Storm the Court/K P All Systems Go Trifecta ($12.70)

Del Mar

DMR 9 (Solana Beach, CA-bred, 8T)
Primary – #4 MUCHO UNUSUAL
Secondary – #1 Sedamar, #5 Pulpit Rider, #2 Cordiality
Wagers: Trifecta Key 4/1-2-5, Trifecta 4/1-5/ALL, Trifecta 4/ALL/1-5

Comments: #4 Mucho Unusual (8-5) has been on a steady graded diet, and she has more than held her own vs. better company. She is back with state bred friends and Prat rides the deserving favorite. #1 Sedamar (5-1) stalked and finished 4th from the outside post vs. Cordiality July 12. She was in the trifecta in her other eleven turf routes, and she might bounce back from the inside post. She has won three times at DMR and should save all the ground. #5 Pulpit Rider (6-1) might be able to hit the board in her third start of the year. Hernandez knows her now and she is fairly reliable underneath. Mucho Unusual’s stablemate #2 Cordiality (3-1) got loose vs. this kind July 12 and scored by a length. I am not sure she gets the same soft trip this time, and she won’t be 8-1 in this spot. She has a nose for the wire and likes this turf course.

​Analysis by Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak posts stakes recaps from Del Mar and Santa Anita Park, along with full card recaps and free stakes picks from Southern and/or Northern California.